Pre and post Congress touring 

Tena koutou e nga manuhiri o te ao whanui. Greetings to you, our visitors. Wherever you travel in New Zealand, you'll find we have rich tales to share; of our history, our legends and our future.

The organising committee has put together the below list of local sights you may be interested in: 

  • Dunedin Railway
  • Dunedin Segway Tours
  • Emersons Brewery
  • Hop on Hop off Dunedin City Bus Tour
  • Larnach Castle
  • Olveston Historic Home
  • Orokonui Eco sanctuary
  • Penguin Place
  • Royal Albatross Centre
  • Speights Brewery Tour
  • Taieri Gorge Railway
  • The Dunedin Chinese Garden 

  • V8 Trike Tour

Free Dunedin activities:

  • Baldwin Street
  • Dunedin Botanic Gardens
  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery
  • Dunedin Railway Station
  • Dunedin Street Art
  • Otago Museum
  • Signal Hill
  • Toitu – Otago Settlers Museum
  • Tunnel Beach
  • University of Otago

  • Watch the Southern Lights

Below are our recommended Dunedin local tour guides to assist you with all your pre and post Congress touring both in Dunedin and throughout New Zealand. Please get in touch with them directly to book! 

i-Site Dunedin

The i-SITE Dunedin Visitor Centre is open 365 days a year. We provide extensive local and national information as well as a booking service for our visitors and residents.

Louise van der Vlierd

T: +64 3 474 3300 


Aaranya Wildlife Odysseys 

On your way to and from Dunedin, have a memorable herping stop-over in some of world's hottest herping hotspots. Aaranya Wildlife Odysseys will be organising specialised herping and photography tours in India (Thar Desert and Western Ghats), Malaysian Borneo, Singapore, Indonesia (Bali and Komodo), and the tropical Australian outback, at special discounted rates for WCH2020 participants and accompanying individuals, before and after the Congress. These tours are guided the leading professional herpetologists each region offer, adding years of local knowledge and experience. They will also take you to exclusive locations off the beaten track maximising the number of species you will encounter. The tours are custom-designed specifically to your requirements, with you picking the travel dates, group members and wish-lists. Think herps of all sizes and shapes, including pitvipers, Komodo dragons, spitting cobras, frilled-neck lizards, flying frogs, crocodiles, mangrove snakes, flying lizards, sea kraits, and caecilians.

Visit Aaranya today to plan and book.  




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